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ARC Review | Torn Apart (Torn and Bound Duet #1) by K. Webster and Nikki Ash

๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ท๐‘ข๐‘’๐‘ก #1

๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘› ๐ด๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก

๐ต๐‘ฆ: K. Webster & Nikki Ash

๐บ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘Ÿ๐‘’: Contemporary | New Adult | Friends To Lovers | Enemies To Lovers | Forbidden Romance | Reverse Harem

๐‘…๐‘’๐‘™๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐ท๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’: October. 20, 2020

๐ต๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘

Iโ€™ve spent the past three years in college terrorizing the dean, also known as my father.
Iโ€™m everything he hates.

Troublemaker.
Slacker.
Gay.

But Iโ€™m only getting started.
Iโ€™m about to make Dad really proud with my newest life choicesโ€ฆ

I fall for my best friend, Mia, whoโ€™s a freaking chick.
Iโ€™m dying to make out with my enemy, dude bro Brayden.
And best of all, I want to bone my new roomie, Drew, who happens to also be the schoolโ€™s new hockey coach.

Senior yearโ€™s great.
Iโ€™m still the worldโ€™s worst human.
Iโ€™ve made all the wrong decisions, and when Dad gets wind of my newest mess, he might actually disown me this time.

But I canโ€™t stop.
I donโ€™t want to stop.

In typical Ashton Carter fashion, I wreck my life in the worst possible way.
It isnโ€™t until itโ€™s all torn apart, I realize I have a problem.
Me.

โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘“๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘  ๐‘‚๐‘“ ๐ด ๐ต๐‘–๐‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ค๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ

โ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ. ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ. ๐‘ณ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’†.โž

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ ๐‘‚๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘…๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”: Torn Apart, book one in authors K. Webster and Nikki Ashโ€™s new page-turning, reverse harem, new adult romance, Torn and Bound Duet. Told from multiple points of view, we have four charismatic and complex characters that are pushing boundaries and exploring their sexualities.

Straight. Gay. Bisexual. Friend. Lover. Jock. Gamer. Coach. Student. Popular. Nerd.

Labels. Some hate them, some live by them and let them completely control and define you. That is exactly what we have in Torn Apart. Some characters just go with the flow and love who they love and are attracted to who they are attracted to. But there are others that feel like their label has to completely define them. In Torn Apart those boundaries will be pushed, past and present drama will collide, and a whole lot of complications will arise.

As far as the genre, well thatโ€™s as confusing as these characters and all their drama LOL, weโ€™ve got reverse harem (duh), friends to lovers, M/M romance, enemies to lovers, second chance romance, sports romance, you name it and itโ€™s probably in here. And somehowโ€ฆ it all just freaking works.

Filled with sexual tension, emotional baggage, and a whole lot of angst, Torn Apart felt like it was only the opening act. Where we first met the characters and began to understand the dynamics between all of the characters. I feel like book two, Bound Together, is going to be where the show REALLY begins.

K. Webster and Nikki Ash make an incredible duo! Each of their writing styles are so different but yet when put together itโ€™s executed perfectly.

If you are a fan of reverse harems or unconventional romances, then I highly recommend checking out Torn Apart!

โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™ ๐ถโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ : Oookkk, so the relationship dynamics and WHO these characters are is going to be extremely hard to explain without you having read the book yourself. But Iโ€™m going to give it a shotโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ’™ Ashton Carter, swimmer, laid back gamer, gay playboy, AND the deanโ€™s sonโ€ฆ Ashton often uses sarcasm and his flirtatious personality to keep things from getting too deep. But things get complicated for Ashton when the labels heโ€™s always hidden behind start to blurโ€ฆ

โ๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’๐’๐’† ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜๐’” ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’š๐’‘๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’–๐’•; ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’“๐’ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’๐’๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…, ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’‰๐’†โ€™๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’„๐’‰ ๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’Ž๐’”, ๐’๐’๐’๐’š ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’• ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’• ๐’„๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†โ€™๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’•.โž

โค๏ธ Mia Lexington, A.K.A MiMi. Ashtonโ€™s nerdy next-door neighbor, and best friend. Mia is secretly in love with her gay BFF, Ashton. But when the two share a drunken kiss things between them donโ€™t seem so cut and dry…

๐Ÿ’™ Brayden Murphy A.K.A. dude bro. The cocky jock, the playboy, the hockey player, and the guy Mia is tutoring. Brayden and Drew have a messy pastโ€ฆ a past that didnโ€™t end well and now Brayden is stuck with Drew as his coachโ€ฆ AND now Brayden is seeing Mia.

โ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’—๐’† ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’…,โ€ ๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’š๐’”. โ€œ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’†๐’†๐’‘.โ€
โ€œ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’•?โ€
โ€œ๐‘ฑ๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’๐’๐’˜, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฐ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’… ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’โ€™๐’• ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’˜๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’Œ, ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’”๐’†. ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’†.โ€
โ€œ๐‘ป๐’“๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’Ž๐’†, ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’…๐’๐’โ€™๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’†.โ€
โ€œ๐’€๐’†๐’”, ๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’,โ€ ๐’‰๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’”. โ€œ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’…๐’†๐’†๐’‘. ๐‘ฐ ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’˜๐’† ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’Ž๐’†๐’•, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’–.โž

Oh, but waitโ€ฆ is there more to Drew and Braydenโ€™s past relationship than just friends???

โ€œ๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’•๐’๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’˜๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’Š๐’™๐’†๐’…, ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’˜๐’†๐’“๐’†, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’†๐’…. ๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’๐’Œ๐’†๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’Š๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’”.โž

๐Ÿ’™ Drew Thompson, the hotshot hockey player, recently left the NHL under very secretive circumstances and is now the new hockey coach AND Ashtonโ€™s new roommateโ€ฆ AND he hooked up with Mia (sorta) before he moved in and found out who she wasโ€ฆ

As you can see these four and their relationship dynamics are MESSY, and thatโ€™s putting it mildly. All four of them are struggling with SOMETHING. Whether it be school, relationships, defining labels, friends, familiesโ€ฆ SOMETHING. But as they try to navigate their growing and ever-changing dynamic lines will be blurred and boundaries will be crossed, and things will get twice as confusing as they already are.

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ“ ๐‘…๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ & ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘š: With four characters all with blazing chemistry you can imagine that the sexual tension is ramped up to 110%! Their interactions are steamy, and although I was hoping for a little more steam, Torn Apart left me with no doubt that book two will be EXPLODING with steam once this tension finally reaches a boiling point.

โ๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’•๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’”๐’Œ๐’†๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’… ๐’…๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“.โž

๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช๐ŸŒช ๐Ÿ“/๐Ÿ“ ๐ถ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘“๐‘“โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Š๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”: OMG, that cliffhangerโ€ฆ this dynamic author duo sure knows how to give us the jaw-dropping, โ€œOMGโ€, cliffys! After that ending, Iโ€™m excited to see what this might mean for all four of the characters and how it will change their dynamics.

Will this be the catalyst that causes their relationshipโ€™s with one another to be torn apart for goodโ€ฆ or will it be what breaks down those walls, rids them of their labels, and bounds them together???

I have no idea but I canโ€™t wait to find out!

โ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ? ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’šโ€™๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’…?โž

I feel like there is a whole lot more story to tell and Iโ€™m honestly not sure how these authors are going to wrap up this complicated, messy, love story in ONE more bookโ€ฆ BUT alas, I have faith that they will pull it off and I canโ€™t wait for the conclusion in Bound Together.

โš ๏ธ ๐‘‡๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘”๐‘”๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Š๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”: I wouldnโ€™t really say there are โ€œtriggersโ€โ€ฆ Torn Apart is unconventional and is more of a why choose romance, but as far as triggers, I wouldnโ€™t say there are any. Maybe drugs? I mean they like to smoke a little something and drink on occasion? Lol, but other than that I wouldn’t really consider any of the subjects a trigger.

โ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’š ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’“๐’• ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐‘ฐ ๐’‚๐’๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’š ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’”๐’‰๐’†โ€™๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†-๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“. ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’• ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’Ž ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’†๐’“, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฐ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’—๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’†. ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฐ ๐’”๐’†๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’• ๐’Ž๐’†, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’‚๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’”. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’•๐’” ๐’Ž๐’† ๐’Š๐’. ๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’˜๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’‚๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’†, ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’Ž ๐’ˆ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’†๐’• ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’˜๐’†๐’๐’.โž


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K. Webster & Nikki Ash

K. Webster

Author K. Webster

K. Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author of over sixty romance books in many different genres including dark romance, taboo romance, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance.

When not spending time with her supportive husband and two adorable children, sheโ€™s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design.

K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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Nikki Ash

Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When sheโ€™s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.

Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. โ€“ Pam Allyn

While reading and writing are her passions, her two children are her entire world.

You can probably find them at a Disney park before you would find them at home on the weekends!

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